Installers are many times called to look at a potential tile job where the owner or builder is looking for more than a tile installer. They are also looking for a fortune teller who will be able to determine the future. This may sound far-fetched, but it happens more often than you may think.
The job is 18x18 in. ceramic tile over a new concrete floor that has been curing for several months. The problem is that the slab has developed a significant crack, which begins at a ninety-degree outside corner in the room and continues across the entire width of the proposed floor. The builder says that “Concrete will always crack like that, but not to worry, the tile installation will not be affected by it.”